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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wisconsin GOP: Black people are "intimidating"

by folkbum

(hat tip to gnarlytrombone in the comments to an earlier post)

I'm not sure how I missed this story, but Jesse Taylor at Pandagon points to the WaPo and a message from the Wisconsin Republican Party:
Jonathan Waclawski, the party's election day operations, wrote in a Sept. 8 e-mail that he needed contact information for people "who would potentially be willing to volunteer ... at inner city (more intimidating) polling places. Particularly, I am interested in names of Milwaukee area veterans, policemen, security personnel, firefighters etc. ... If you have any connections with such organizations, please pass that information on."
See, to the GOP, black people are scary. (This is another reason why Republicans are whinging about ACORN's success at registering 1.3 million new voters this year--most of those new voters are not white.) What do they think will happen at these places? Riots? (Note: What digby said.) What are GOP poll "watchers" planning to do that they think they might set off riots?

Your modern Republican party, folks! GOPers, stand up and take a bow, why don't you?

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